The Van Briggle Art Pottery was the oldest continuously operating art pottery in the United States, having been established in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 by Artus and Anne Van Briggle. Artus had a significant impact on the Art Nouveau movement in the United States, and his pottery is foundational to American Art Pottery. The Van Briggle Pottery Studio closed in spring 2012.
Ann Van Briggle died in 1929. The "Anna" line was produced from 1954 until 1968, so obviously Ann Van Briggle did not sign those pieces. The designation of "Anna" for this line happened more as an afterthought than anything. It was just a way of keeping a problematic line of clay and glaze that they bought from Dryden Pottery separate from the normal Van Briggle clays and glazes.
This Anna Van Briggle mini ewer has a beautiful deep midnight blue glaze with a mottled, lighter blue rim. This is a very cute mini ewer and makes a great decorator piece. Displays well from all sides.
Exceptional ewer in that it is undamaged, no chips, no cracks, no scratches to glaze. I cannot detect any crazing on this piece. I cannot detect any repairs or modifications. Any non-perfections are from the firing/manufacturing process. Dimensions are below.
Authentic. Signed Van Briggle.
All pictures are original and un-edited.
Height: 5 1/4 ", Spout: 1/1/2", Base: 2 1/4"
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